Motorcycle vs cops: Oregon police chase results in payout to biker. A jury awarded a Eugene man after he was kicked by an Oregon State Police captain during a 2012 traffic stop. The Register-Guard reported that Capt.
Rob Edwards testified in U.S. District Court in Eugene as part of a civil trial that his force was in line with state police policies.
The jury claimed Edwards violated Wilkens’ civil rights. Wilkens says he did not recognize Edwards’ unmarked car as a police vehicle.
Wilkens sued Edwards for alleged civil rights violations and sought unspecified noneconomic damages in addition to more than in reimbursement for medical and motorcycle towing and repair bills.